Memories of Ipswich
I loved going in the Ancient House as a child. Lots of stationary and books. I remember the floors squeaked.Shame it is no longer a book store.
This picture brought back memories of the Regaters that were an annual event, and the Lairs on the Orwell .We lived in Kings Way my father worked at Mann Egertons on the Electric House top of LLoyds Ave.
Yes Tami, I remember The Walk very well. In 1959 there was a model shop just to the right of the photo. They had wonderful little steam engines and I saved up pennies and shillings from my paper round until I could buy one. Some years later as a young man we would drink Cob Toppers at the local pubs and then when ...Read full memory
I remember spending many an hour in the museum. I recall there was a stuffed rhinoceros just inside the front door, always looked as if he was charging at you. My parents ran the sweet shop/newsagent/card shop (Wilcox) just down the road from the museum and across the other side of the traffic lights. There used be a pub on the ...Read full memory